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by dutchjet
Sun Oct 15, 2000 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Drops ORD-HNL
Replies: 2
Views: 2590

UA Drops ORD-HNL

I have just read that UA will drop its ORD-HNL service when the last of its DC-10s are retired: why? I find it surprising since ORD is a super-hub for UA and they have always been a leading carrier to Hawaii. A 767-300 or 777 could fly the route. Is it because many pax use "mileage" to fly this rout...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Airbus 342?
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

RE: LH Airbus 342?

LH still has its 340-200s, but Air France has sold their -200s to concentrate on an -300 fleet.

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11's For Ups?
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

RE: MD-11's For Ups?

KLM has announced that it is looking for an aircraft to replace its 747 Classics/MD-11s and, eventually, its 767-300s, so the ability to trade in their MD-11s may be part of a deal that would see KLM getting a large number of 777s and give Boeing an advantage over Airbus, which is trying very hard t...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld Breaking Up And CO May Join
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

RE: Oneworld Breaking Up And CO May Join

While there may be problems with the credibility of the reporter who wrote this story and/or his sources of information, the Oneworld group is, in fact, having problems getting off the ground due to the inability of its primary members, BA and AA, to develop a comprehensive joint strategy, which, in...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 757 Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Transatlantic 757 Flights

I frequently fly between BRU or AMS and the USA (mainly NYC and FLL). I prefer flying CO; on my last trip, the EWR-BRU flight was operated by a 757-200, which replaced the DC-10 effective 1st October. While CO's DC-10 fleet is certainly ready for replacement, the 757 is a very uncomfortable aircraft...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And UA DC-10s
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

AA And UA DC-10s

There has been discussion about the final flights of the DC-10 for both United and American Airlines. My question is: are the DC-10-30s also being retired by these airlines? I was aware that the DC-10-10s were going out of service, but not aware that the small number of DC-10-30s owned by each of th...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Delta MD-11

Does Delta plan to phase out its MD-11s and replace them with 777s in the near future, or will they hold on to them during the near term future while they go through the process of replacing L-1011s with 767s?

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Fleet Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

NW Fleet Replacement

With most of the major US carriers undergoing major fleet replacment programs, is NW being left behind? No decision has been made on the DC-10/747-100/200 replacement, they have a huge number of DC-9-10/30/40/50s to replace, as well as some remaining 727-200s. Even their original 757s are nearing 15...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Flight In A 737
Replies: 18
Views: 3041

RE: Longest Flight In A 737

I do not have an exact answer, but do not forget that many european charter carriers use 737s on holiday flights from northern europe to destainations in the canary islands, northern africa and egypt, with segment times frequently in excess of 5 hours. And, believe me, these 737s are full!! 149 pax ...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Am Going To Miss The BA 763'S
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

RE: I Am Going To Miss The BA 763'S

Not all the 767-300s are going, some are to be retained for intercontinental routes that cannot support a 777 and other 767s will still be utilized on high-density European routes from LHR. So far, 5 767-300s have been leased to Qantas. BA has a lot going on at the moment with its fleet: phase out o...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA JFK-CDG Flight 924/925
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

RE: TWA JFK-CDG Flight 924/925

TWA will keep the JFK-CDG to maintain some international presence, and is likely to selectively re-introduce service to other European destinations in the future, when the fare deal with Icahn is over with. JFK-CDG is a great route, and makes money for the airline.

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CO Get New 777's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

RE: Will CO Get New 777's?

While Continental will require more 777s in the future as it builds up service to the Far East from EWR and IAH, for the time being, they are waiting to see how the 767-400s and 767-200s perform as they are integrated into the flleet replacing DC-10s. With so many new aircraft and long-range routes ...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 744's With GE-engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 3348

RE: NZ 744's With GE-engines?

Air NZ has 3 747-400s with RR engines, the original aircraft ordered by them, and 5 planes with the GE engines. Of the 5 GE powered planes, I believe 3 were acquired "slightly used" from Varig and Philippines, via a leasing company, and 2 were received new via a leasing company. I have been on both ...

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by dutchjet
Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

I believe that the original 747-123s were used on transcontinental services: JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, ORD-LAX, ORD-SFO and maybe BOS-LAX. I remember flying one from SFO to JFK on the "red-eye" service back in the 70s when i was a young teenager. Remember, back then Dallas was not the super-hub that it is t...

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